Denver Broncos: Chris Harris and the best cornerbacks in team history
Though Chris Harris is no longer a member of the Denver Broncos, fans will always be able to look back fondly on the impact he made on the franchise.
Chris Harris spent nine seasons in Denver and made four Pro Bowls while helping the team reach two Super Bowls, winning one of them. During that time, he has been considered one of the best cornerbacks in all of football.
On Wednesday, Harris agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers, staying in the AFC West division where he will make an annual trip back to the Mile High City.
Now that his career with the Broncos is over, we can reflect back on his nine seasons with the team and determine where that ranks among the best cornerbacks the Broncos have ever had.
Harris was the key cog in the “No Fly Zone” that made the Broncos’ defense so tough to deal with over the years and he was always a force in the secondary, generally responsible for locking up the opposition’s No.1 wide receiver.
During his tenure in Denver, Harris had 20 interceptions and 90 pass deflections. He was never afraid to lend a hand in the tackling department either, registering 518 of those and he even had 4.5 sacks.
But it was what he did that doesn’t show up in the box score that made the most impact, which was containing numerous top-flight wide receivers.
It’s tough to see him go, but it’s hardly a surprise. Harris tweeted out his goodbye to the team and so now, we look at his place in history among the team’s greatest corners.